EXPERTS UGANDA Uganda re-imposes lockdown to beat back Covid-19 case surge 6 days ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 94 Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday re-imposed a strict lockdown that included the closure of schools and the suspension of inter-district travel to help beat back a surge in Covid-19 cases in the East African country. The new measures, which will be effective from Monday morning, include the closure of all educational institutions, some bans on travel, the shutdown of weekly open markets, and the suspension of church services. Most of the new restrictions, Museveni said, would be implemented for 42 days. An assessment of their impact will then help the government decide whether to ease or prolong them, he added. Uganda implemented one of Africa’s tightest lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic more than a year ago, but it was gradually lifted as cases slowed to a trickle. In May, however, infections started to spike and new cases, particularly among younger people, have surged, fuelling fears that the country could slip into an out-of-control second wave. Jump in cases Museveni said in a televised address on Sunday night that a second wave gripping the country was “diffuse and sustained”. The government, he said, was worried the jump in cases would “exhaust the available bed space and oxygen supply in hospitals unless we constitute urgent public health measures”. “In this wave the intensity of severe and critically ill Covid-19 patients and death is higher than what we experienced in the first wave of the pandemic,” said Museveni. Covid-19 infections in Uganda are on an average daily basis at their peak, with 825 new infections reported each day, according to a Reuters analysis. From January to April the positivity rate in tested samples was mostly below 3% but the rate started climbing sharply last month, hitting 18% on 2 June, according to Ministry of Health data. The east African country has thus far reported nearly 53 000 positive cases and 383 deaths. The new restrictions potentially threaten to arrest an already fragile economic recovery from the blow inflicted by last year’s lockdown. Those restrictions contributed to a 1.1% economic contraction in 2020, but the finance ministry had projected before Sunday’s new measures that growth would climb to between 4% – 5% in the fiscal year starting in July. Source: theultimatejournal.com Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: lockdown, Museweni, Uganda Continue Reading Previous Fortebet unveils mighty Alex Muhangi as ambasadorNext How emerging markets will respond to the sporting summer of 2021 More Stories EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Learn How Many Years It Takes for Different Materials to Break Down – Use Them Wisely! 3 days ago Samuel EXPERTS INTERVIEWS How emerging markets will respond to the sporting summer of 2021 6 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING UGANDA Fortebet unveils mighty Alex Muhangi as ambasador 6 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Gambling Board CEO of South Africa’s most-populous province suspended 7 days ago Samuel EXPERTS HISTORY How Technology Has Changed Poker & Gambling Industry 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Novomatic Africa announces new management structure 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS Crypto sends investors on a rollercoaster ride 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO EXPERTS Tips and tricks to master online casino games. 3 weeks ago Fahad Luyzburg EXPERTS KENYA The new tax proposal in Kenya 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA What does imminent sports betting ban mean for Uganda? 3 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS How are African Markets Able to Compete More? 3 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS Eventus International to Expand Footprint in Europe with Brand New Gaming Events for 2021 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.